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In the News

Thomas Friedman’s World May Be Flat, But No One Else’s Is

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Online Library of Law and Liberty
Monday, May 21, 2018

We know a noun has pervaded our sensibilities when we derive a verb from it. “Network” appears in 16th century English, and was meant literally: a work of netting, coarse or fine. As an abstraction meaning any complex design of threadlike entities, from a river system to a political economy, the word didn’t arrive until the early 19th century.

In the News

Ambassador Michael McFaul: A Brief History Of Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 27 years ago, Russia has been both a central figure in our foreign relations and a surprise actor in our domestic politics. Given the unprecedented attention paid to our Cold War foe, how did we get here? Ambassador Michael McFaul may have some answers. 

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The Israel-Palestine Standoff

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, May 21, 2018

The Israelis were right to defend themselves as a two-state solution grows ever more unlikely.


Michael McFaul: How The U.S. And Russia Moved From A Cold War To A Hot Peace And Iraq’s Surprising Election Results

interview with Michael McFaulvia Diane Rehm Show (Washington, DC)
Friday, May 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses his book From Cold War to Hot Peace.

Analysis and Commentary

Ignoring Climate Change Only Compounds Its National Security Risks

by Alice Hillvia Axios
Thursday, May 17, 2018

President Trump’s Defense Department cut all but 1 of 23 mentions of “climate change” from the final draft of a Congressionally mandated report on climate risks — increased flooding, drought, wildfire and extreme temperatures — to U.S. military installations.

Analysis and Commentary

One Possible Benefit Of The Royal Wedding

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, May 19, 2018

I woke this morning at 4 a.m. PDT and, as is my wont, turned on ESPN. But the woman on ESPN was saying that many people were watching the royal wedding. Ooh, I thought, I forgot. So I turned to ABC and watched it for a while as I did my bicycle exercise. The worst part: a black U.S. minister, Michael Curry, who took full advantage of his 15 minutes of fame; he seemed to forget at times that the wedding wasn't about his agenda and his views.


Putin Hazed Me: How I Was Stalked, Harassed And Surveilled By Kremlin Stooges

by Michael McFaulvia Politico
Saturday, May 19, 2018

In my first year in Moscow, I witnessed the unraveling of the U.S.-Russia Reset firsthand.


Markos Kounalakis On North Korea

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS
Friday, May 18, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses North Korea and its threats to cancel the talks.

The EU's Magical Thinking On The Israeli-Arab Conflict

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, May 18, 2018

In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” For seven decades the West’s foreign policy establishment has been trying to call Middle East peace from depths of endless summits and conferences and agreements with ritualistic chants of “land for peace” and “two-state solution.”

In the News

The U.S.- China Rivalry Is Just Getting Started

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Thursday, May 17, 2018
British historian Niall Ferguson and German economist Moritz Schularick coined the term “Chimerica” over lunch in a Chinese restaurant in London one day in 2006.


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